The first table below looks at the demand for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 369 320 339
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +19
Permanent jobs citing BGP 808 859 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.79% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.95% 4.35% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 675 692 737
Average salary £48,500 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.00% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20438 19756 21051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.37% 18.15% 17.85%
Number of salaries quoted 16418 15894 17380
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK.

BGP Salary Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BGP over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 within the UK.

BGP Salary Histogram in the UK

BGP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -49 755 £50,000 - 97
London -24 356 £55,000 - 47
South East -94 171 £42,500 -5.55% 16
City of London +33 153 £52,500 -4.54% 23
Yorkshire +3 106 £37,500 -16.66% 11
West Yorkshire +16 99 £33,500 -10.66% 9
Leeds +24 97 £33,500 -10.66% 9
Berkshire -27 82 £47,500 +5.55% 5
Reading +3 58 £50,000 +11.11%
East of England +10 48 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Wales +4 32 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Hampshire -14 32 £39,500 -18.97% 5
South Wales 0 30 £40,000 -5.88% 5
West Midlands -9 21 £47,500 -13.63% 6
Hertfordshire -11 19 £57,500 -11.53% 2
South West -21 19 £60,000 +26.31% 3
Basingstoke +1 18 £39,500 -12.22% 1
Scotland -6 18 £40,000 - 2
Cardiff -11 18 £51,500 +21.17%
East Midlands -9 17 £45,000 -25.00% 3
Surrey -38 16 £22,500 -50.00%
Birmingham +5 14 £46,250 -2.63% 3
North West +1 14 £32,500 -10.34% 5
Oxfordshire +4 13 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Watford -7 12 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Manchester +8 11 £27,500 -15.38% 5
Nottinghamshire +6 11 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Nottingham +3 11 £45,000 -7.69%
Bedfordshire -4 11 £55,500 -7.50% 3
Aberdeen +20 10 £40,000 -28.57%

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP.

1 1466 (90.72%) Cisco
2 1160 (71.78%) OSPF
3 967 (59.84%) Cisco Certification
4 961 (59.47%) Firewall
5 959 (59.34%) MPLS
6 711 (44.00%) WAN
7 709 (43.87%) CCNP
8 593 (36.70%) EIGRP
9 580 (35.89%) Juniper
10 577 (35.71%) LAN
11 514 (31.81%) VPN
12 503 (31.13%) TCP/IP
13 405 (25.06%) DNS
14 404 (25.00%) CCNA
15 403 (24.94%) CheckPoint
16 398 (24.63%) Cisco ASA
17 391 (24.20%) Linux
18 362 (22.40%) F5
19 324 (20.05%) Telecoms
20 310 (19.18%) Finance
21 305 (18.87%) Load Balancing
21 305 (18.87%) Windows
22 291 (18.01%) Cisco Nexus
23 289 (17.88%) VoIP
24 280 (17.33%) Internet
25 278 (17.20%) IPsec
26 273 (16.89%) Cisco IOS
27 265 (16.40%) Network Management
28 263 (16.27%) VMware
29 256 (15.84%) Network Security

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 90 (5.57%) Apache
2 89 (5.51%) IIS
3 61 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 49 (3.03%) MS Exchange
5 39 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (1.67%) Lync
7 19 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.43%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.31%) nginx
12 4 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.19%) SAS
13 3 (0.19%) Confluence
14 1 (0.062%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.062%) MTS
14 1 (0.062%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 96 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 59 (3.65%) MS Office
3 38 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.19%) RMDS
2 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.55%) SaaS
1 25 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.25%) Office 365
4 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.19%) PaaS
5 1 (0.062%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1160 (71.78%) OSPF
2 961 (59.47%) Firewall
3 959 (59.34%) MPLS
4 711 (44.00%) WAN
5 593 (36.70%) EIGRP
6 577 (35.71%) LAN
7 514 (31.81%) VPN
8 503 (31.13%) TCP/IP
9 405 (25.06%) DNS
10 398 (24.63%) Cisco ASA
11 291 (18.01%) Cisco Nexus
12 289 (17.88%) VoIP
13 280 (17.33%) Internet
14 278 (17.20%) IPsec
15 273 (16.89%) Cisco IOS
16 256 (15.84%) Network Security
17 203 (12.56%) VLAN
18 202 (12.50%) Wireless
19 198 (12.25%) SSL
20 190 (11.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (3.28%) MySQL
2 29 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (0.43%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.25%) Big Data
5 3 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.19%) MS Access
5 3 (0.19%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.12%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.12%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.12%) OLAP
7 1 (0.062%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.43%) Subversion
2 7 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.37%) JIRA
4 3 (0.19%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.19%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.12%) Maven
6 1 (0.062%) Hudson
General
1 324 (20.05%) Telecoms
2 310 (19.18%) Finance
3 96 (5.94%) Banking
4 72 (4.46%) Retail
5 47 (2.91%) Billing
6 38 (2.35%) Investment Banking
7 36 (2.23%) Advertising
8 15 (0.93%) Publishing
9 14 (0.87%) Marketing
10 13 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.68%) Back Office
13 10 (0.62%) Games
14 8 (0.50%) Legal
14 8 (0.50%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.25%) Front Office
16 3 (0.19%) Electronics
16 3 (0.19%) Law
17 2 (0.12%) French Language
17 2 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 919 (56.87%) Network Engineer
2 229 (14.17%) Senior Network Engineer
3 111 (6.87%) Security Engineer
4 101 (6.25%) IP Engineer
5 91 (5.63%) Support Engineer
6 84 (5.20%) Architect
7 83 (5.14%) Network Security Engineer
7 83 (5.14%) Network Support
8 80 (4.95%) Consultant
9 75 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 72 (4.46%) Design Engineer
11 69 (4.27%) Network Architect
11 69 (4.27%) Team Leader
12 64 (3.96%) Network Support Engineer
13 60 (3.71%) Analyst
14 57 (3.53%) Network Specialist
15 56 (3.47%) Senior Security Engineer
15 56 (3.47%) Network Consultant
16 55 (3.40%) Cisco Engineer
17 53 (3.28%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.77%) SOAP
2 11 (0.68%) LAMP
3 10 (0.62%) HTML
4 8 (0.50%) .NET
5 7 (0.43%) CSS
6 6 (0.37%) Apache Flex
7 5 (0.31%) Middleware
8 4 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.12%) Rendezvous
10 1 (0.062%) DCOM
10 1 (0.062%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.062%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 82 (5.07%) Clustering
2 66 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 50 (3.09%) Smartphone
4 39 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
5 31 (1.92%) Hedge funds
6 23 (1.42%) Open Source
7 20 (1.24%) Fat Client
7 20 (1.24%) Thin Client
8 17 (1.05%) Statistics
9 15 (0.93%) Equities
9 15 (0.93%) Digital Media
10 11 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 11 (0.68%) Derivative
11 10 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (0.56%) Firmware
13 8 (0.50%) PKI
13 8 (0.50%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.37%) SecurID
15 5 (0.31%) Physics
15 5 (0.31%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 391 (24.20%) Linux
2 305 (18.87%) Windows
3 199 (12.31%) UNIX
4 101 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 67 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (2.60%) CentOS
7 37 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (1.86%) Windows 7
10 24 (1.49%) Windows XP
11 14 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.80%) Solaris
13 11 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.50%) Debian
15 4 (0.25%) VMS
15 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.19%) SUSE
17 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.062%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.062%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (18.87%) Load Balancing
2 265 (16.40%) Network Management
3 237 (14.67%) Network Design
4 169 (10.46%) E-Commerce
5 148 (9.16%) ITIL
6 104 (6.44%) Capacity Management
7 77 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
7 77 (4.76%) Low Latency
8 74 (4.58%) Project Management
9 73 (4.52%) Network Architecture
10 64 (3.96%) Service Delivery
11 60 (3.71%) Change Management
12 42 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
13 35 (2.17%) Configuration Management
14 34 (2.10%) Disaster Recovery
15 32 (1.98%) Validation
16 29 (1.79%) Test Automation
16 29 (1.79%) Problem Management
17 27 (1.67%) Migration
18 24 (1.49%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 155 (9.59%) Perl
2 103 (6.37%) Bash Shell
3 70 (4.33%) Java
4 56 (3.47%) PowerShell
5 53 (3.28%) Python
6 49 (3.03%) Lisp
7 43 (2.66%) SQL
8 32 (1.98%) Shell Script
9 29 (1.79%) PHP
10 16 (0.99%) C
11 11 (0.68%) Tcl
12 7 (0.43%) Ruby
13 6 (0.37%) PowerHouse
14 4 (0.25%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.12%) AWK
15 2 (0.12%) C#
16 1 (0.062%) C++
Qualifications
1 967 (59.84%) Cisco Certification
2 709 (43.87%) CCNP
3 404 (25.00%) CCNA
4 225 (13.92%) CCIE
5 134 (8.29%) Degree
6 115 (7.12%) CCSE
7 96 (5.94%) CCIP
8 83 (5.14%) CCSA
9 69 (4.27%) CCDP
10 56 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 52 (3.22%) Security Cleared
12 48 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 46 (2.85%) MCSE
14 39 (2.41%) JNCIA
14 39 (2.41%) JNCIE
15 37 (2.29%) JNCIS
16 34 (2.10%) RHCE
17 33 (2.04%) MCSA
18 32 (1.98%) CCSP
19 31 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (6.37%) PCI DSS
2 91 (5.63%) SLA
3 25 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.62%) HL7
5 8 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.19%) COBIT
7 3 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 183 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (4.70%) Active Directory
3 67 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
4 47 (2.91%) vSphere
5 21 (1.30%) XenApp
6 19 (1.18%) XenServer
7 17 (1.05%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.93%) VMware ESX
9 13 (0.80%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.62%) Postfix
11 9 (0.56%) ProxySG
12 7 (0.43%) vCloud
13 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.25%) UAG
14 4 (0.25%) KVM
14 4 (0.25%) Xen
14 4 (0.25%) Squid
14 4 (0.25%) Snort
14 4 (0.25%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 108 (6.68%) CiscoWorks
2 75 (4.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 74 (4.58%) HP NNM
4 48 (2.97%) Nagios
5 45 (2.78%) Cacti
6 38 (2.35%) SolarWinds Orion
7 30 (1.86%) OpenView
8 27 (1.67%) Puppet
9 26 (1.61%) Backup Exec
10 20 (1.24%) Netcool
11 19 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
12 18 (1.11%) FortiGate
13 16 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
14 14 (0.87%) SmokePing
15 13 (0.80%) Zenoss
16 11 (0.68%) ZABBIX
17 10 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
18 9 (0.56%) Foglight
18 9 (0.56%) SCOM
19 8 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1466 (90.72%) Cisco
2 580 (35.89%) Juniper
3 403 (24.94%) CheckPoint
4 362 (22.40%) F5
5 263 (16.27%) VMware
6 169 (10.46%) HP
7 126 (7.80%) Microsoft
8 125 (7.74%) Red Hat
9 109 (6.75%) Citrix
10 106 (6.56%) SolarWinds
11 81 (5.01%) Fortinet
12 73 (4.52%) Blue Coat
13 58 (3.59%) Aruba
14 57 (3.53%) Dell
15 45 (2.78%) Motorola
15 45 (2.78%) Riverbed
16 42 (2.60%) Brocade
17 41 (2.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 37 (2.29%) Nortel
19 35 (2.17%) Huawei
City, London
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 57 minutes ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: + Attractive Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Attractive Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + 20% bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent package + shares
Posted: 22 hours ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + £7500 shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £36k - 42k per year
Posted: 2 days ago